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Latest posts by landgirl100

Removing Ivy

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:26

Glyphosate is inactivated as soon as it hits the soil, you can plant up straight away as soon as you clear the dead plants. It may take several applications though, it can't get through the waxy coating on ivy leaves very easily. 

Removing Ivy

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:05

I think your ivy looks beautiful cascading down like that, can't you just cut it back where it annoys? You won't find anything else that does such a good cover-up job!

Orange bubbly mould on tree stump

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:49

Whichever, it's not likely to be harmful, it's just part of the natural rotting down process of the dead tree stump. It won't spread to live plants.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 11:43

I bet it came from the bag of compost that you used to cover the ground - probably made with wood chippings. Can you show us a picture of the problem area?

orange evergreen plants help

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:07

Berberis darwinii is a spiny shrub with orange flowers and it's evergreen.

Chameleon plant

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 19:11

It's a marsh plant, and no relation to ground elder. I tried and failed to grow it next to a stream, the banks were not wet enough for it.


Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:17

Not Heartsease, it's a cultivated variety. It may not be a named cultivar.

More identifying...

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:12

Both the first and the second photos are of Thrift.

Can anyone identify this weed???

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:29

Yes, Geranium endressii or Geranium x oxonianum. Bit of a thug in my garden!

Not sure if it's the same as the first photos though - it doesn't have thin roots, it has thick red-brown woody rhizomes.

Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 17:10

Tom, try posting on iSpot , in the Invertebrates section. There will be an expert along to help you very soon. I find it really useful!

Discussions started by landgirl100

Gorgeous fern

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Who ate the lupins???

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:44

Cherry plum suckers

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Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 07:31

Seeds in mortar

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Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 18:02

Greenhouse renovation?

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Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 21:48

Seeds have arrived!

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 23:53
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